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Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:02 pm

Why is there a wall of fire behind this plane? I've never seen this before.


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If this has already been discussed, I aplogize!

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OPNLguy
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:05 pm

There was this one fuel truck guy who wasn't too careful.....

Seriously, since it was taken at an airshow, I suspect the Commemorative Air Force was at the same show and re-enacted a WWII attack using some of their warbirds....
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:07 pm

Those photo descriptions tell a lot.

Wall of fire on airshow.Canon D60 camera.Canon 20-35mm lens.
 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:12 pm

I can read, but thanks anyway. I'm just wondering why the fire was started because it looks so intense.
 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:19 pm

OK, let's try this...

The aircraft facing us is perpendicular to a runway that's being used as the airshow centerline. The runway is some distance behind the aircraft, but appears closer due to depth-of-field aspects of the photo.

If memory serves, the CAF used to re-create the B-24 attack on the Ploesti oil refineries from WWII, and it's the explosions from these (or whatever other event they were recreating) going off along the centerline.
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:24 pm

Thank you, OPNLguy! As stated I have never seen this before, not even at the airshows that take place near my home. Very interesting.
 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:26 pm

The CAF puts on a great show. The sound of all those radial engines is something that should be experienced.

The Merlins of the P-51s sound pretty good too!  Big grin
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:38 pm

Cool!

I can't wait until the next airshow comes to Hawthorne. The sound of those jets roaring over and rattling my window is a euphoric experience.
 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 1:49 pm

It's the 1000-foot wall of fire. It's a bunch of explosions (all controlled), and it's simulated attacks. The ones I've seen (at the Prince George Airshow [BC] in 1994 and 95), involve an A-10 doing flybys and simulated strafings. Then a F-18 comes by and boom, the wall of fire blows! Pretty neat; it's fricken hot!! You feel the heat and the sky is filled with black cloud. Fire trucks go out and douse the grass fires.
 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 4:36 pm

Man, that is the Mother of all Hot Starts!
 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 4:43 pm

the WWF (the one with panda) must be very grateful for what they did to the environment  Nuts
 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 6:06 pm

ThirtyEcho;
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 8:53 pm

I suspect the Commemorative Air Force was at the same show and re-enacted a WWII attack using some of their warbirds....

Did the Confederate Air Force change its name? OPNLguy, I'm serious. Did they change their name?
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Sun Nov 24, 2002 9:22 pm

 
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RE: Why Is There A Wall Of Fire Behind This Plane?

Mon Nov 25, 2002 6:07 am

Yes, they did change it, 2-3 years ago, or so. Their website still uses the confederate air force in the URL...

Ah, political correctness.....
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